Saturday, April 04, 2009

Easter Beef

Beef Wellington this isn't.
Easter Beef in an Egg Shell is from a later edition (1971) of The Holiday Cookbook I used for the last couple blogs, from Southern Living and Progressive Farmer magazines.
1 4-5 lb. eye-of-round roast beef (I've never heard of this cut, and don't want to again.)
1 tsp. prepared mustard
1 tbsp. soy sauce
Butter (any amount of salt or butter?)
Sifted flour
3 eggs
1/3 cup white wine
Pepper to taste
The roast is cooked wrapped in foil in a complicated origami that takes two lines of type in this cookbook and I'm guessing none of us want to try. It's roasted in a shallow baking pan at 300 for 3 hours. Preserve the liquid in the strange foil envelope the whole thing was wrapped in.
Now, pour 3/4 cup water into a saucepan and add 1/4 tsp. salt and 6 tbsp. butter. Bring to boiling point. Add 3/4 cup flour all at once and stir over moderate heat until mixture forms a ball and follows spoon. Remove from heat and cool slightly. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, and cool. Spread over the roast, and decorate top as desired. Bake at 425 degrees for about 30 minutes or until browned.
This is beyond anything. Who wants decorated beef? The same folks who eat sandwich loaves, I fear.
I'm having a 10,000 word writing weekend. It's good the weather is still pretty cold here and there are no temptations to go outside.


Joe said...

I really think I would enjoy this...

Terry said...

Thank you for sharing ,our son is allergic to pork.
So for many years he has had to suffer through family and friends not understanding why he could not eat with them,and so we began serving him beef instead.When at home for the holidays.
I have not heard of this recipe before.
Can't why to try it out.
Thank you again for sharing.

Amy said...

Terry - here's the entire first part of the recipe so you can try it.

Place the roast on a large sheet of foil. Mix the mustard and soy sauce and spread on the roast. Fold sides of foil over roast, makin gdouble fold, then fold ends upward and double back. Place in shallow baking pan. (then the rest as I listed above) Good luck.